Protein

Eggs

Least-expensive brand
Large, white eggs — dozen

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter must be printed on food instrument to be allowed
Any brand is allowed
Creamy, crunchy, low sugar — 16-18 oz. container

Dried Beans/Peas

Any brand is allowed
Any variety — 1 lb. package

Canned Beans

Any brand is allowed – 15-16 oz can
** Green beans or wax beans are NOT allowed

Tuna Fish

Tuna fish must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Any brand is allowed
Light, dark or blended — 5-6 oz. can
Dolphin safe and packed in water or oil

Pink Salmon

Pink salmon must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Any Brand Allowed
5-6 oz. can
Regular or low sodium and packed in oil or water
May contain bones or skin

Whole Grains

Only quantities and package sizes printed on food instrument are allowed
Brown Rice

16 oz. bag/box

100% Whole Wheat Bread

16 oz. (1 lb.) loaf

Tortillas

16 oz. package
Corn or whole wheat

Whole Wheat Pasta

16 oz. package

Fruits and Vegetables

Any brand/any variety
Fresh, Frozen, Canned (Most Brands)

Dairy

Cheese

Least-expensive brand in the category of the participant’s choice
American, mild cheddar, medium cheddar, mozzarella (part skim) and Swiss — 8 or 16 oz.
Block or sliced (not individually wrapped).
Low-fat, fat-free, and low-sodium varieties are approved

Milk

Children younger than 2 years old must receive whole milk
Children 2 to 5 years old and women may only receive 1 percent or skim milk
Least-expensive brand

Homogenized
Whole, low-fat (1 percent) and / or fat-free (skim)
Gallon and quart
Lactose Reduced / Lactose Free
Must be printed on food instrument
Whole, low-fat (1 percent) and / or fat-free (skim)
Half gallon and quart

Soy Beverage

Soy beverage must be printed on the food instrument to be allowed
Brands: 8th Continent, Pacific Ultra, Silk or Great Value
Half gallon or quart containers
Original or vanilla flavor

Yogurt

32 oz only
Non-fat, lowfat, and whole fat